These lovely homestays near Delhi will lure you to take that much-needed weekend break to destress you in peace.
There was a time when homestays in India were viewed as budget accommodation options, but that is no more the case. Today there are boutique homestays that beat even the luxury resorts. And in addition you get personalized attention of the host, delicious home cooked meals and an experience to remember. Check out these homestays near Delhi to experience hospitality at its best!
#1. Unwind at this Heritage Home at Raison in Himachal.
Nestled in the Raison region of the Kullu Valley just 24 kms short of Manali, this heritage home is built in “Kat-Kooni” style of architecture, using 20 inch thick stone and mud construction. You can choose from 4 luxurious independent bedrooms where the mood is stylishly old-world and leisurely. All the rooms have antique flooring, reclaimed antique furniture, and offer views of surrounding fruit tree orchards. Flowers, birds and butterflies are aplenty.
#2. Relax in style at this tastefully done Cottage at Nathuakhan.
Tastefully done interiors and exteriors, and oozing warmth and coziness will definitely make you extend your stay here. Expect finger licking delicious piping hot home cooked food made out of fresh veggies, a huge collection of music and books and super comfortable stay. You can either drive, it is around 7-8 hrs from Delhi or take a train to Kathgodam from where its just 2 hrs drive.
#3. Spend some quality time with family at this Bungalow near Chandigarh
You will be hosted by ex- army officer Ajay and his wife Chandrika. It comes with a beautiful garden, spacious sitting areas, a small gym, a library and the roof top where bonfire and barbecue can be organised. Whether you’re relaxing in your room or unwinding under the stars on the terrace, you’ll feel right at home at this chic city escape.
#4. If absolute tranquility is what you crave for, visit Bakrota Hills Homestay, Dalhousie
Nestled amidst the deep forests of pines and rhododendrons, this 80 yrs old home is just the perfect for your quiet comfortable vacation. The porch and front area of the place opens up to an amazing view of the mountains and the town. The spacious rooms have huge glass windows opening to the mesmerizing views.
#5. Live like royalty at this Heritage Homestay in Lotwara
Lotwara is a scenic village in Dausa district of Rajasthan just around 6 hrs drive from Delhi. You will be hosted by Thakur Giriraj Singh Lotwara who is a learned person with special interest in history. Socially very active he is also the President of Shri Rajput Sabha, Rajasthan. A talk over evening tea with him can give you an insight to the culture and lifestyle of Rajasthan and Rajput clan. His son Kunwar Lokendra Singh is a proud youngest Sarpanch of Rajasthan, probably of India also.
#6. Experience Kashmiri Hospitality at this beautiful Homestay in Srinagar
Though not quite near Delhi, flying to Srinagar over a weekend just to experience a blissful stay at this lovely home is totally worth it. Located close to the famous Mughal Gardens and a short stroll away from the Dal Lake, the house is set in a quiet residential area and has a well manicured lawn, geraniums spilling out of window boxes and views of the Zabarwan ranges. Experience bliss while enjoying kahwa in the garden with the fragrance of blooming flowers. The spacious rooms, designer furniture and private dining has the luxury that meets your desire for comfort and sophistication.